2012 NFL Week 6 5* NFL Picks: Patriots -4, Vikings +1

While the Seahawks have struggled in October, the Patriots have not in going 9-1 SU.  Even more impressive concerning for the Seahawks has to be the Patriots 6-0-1 record ATS in their last seven Road games.  With its offense powering only 17.2 points per game on less than 300 yards per game, not even Seattle’s twelth man will be able to slow Brady and a Patriots offense grinding out 33 points per game.

Neither the Vikings or the Redskins bring a particularly successful October to this matchup.  The Redskins do bring a 0-4-1 record ATS in their last 5 Home games.  With uncertainty at QB for the Redskins, a 2011 victory in its rear view mirror, the Vikings arrive with a defense allowing only 15.8 points per game.  While they are only powering 343 offensive yards per game, there should be plenty of holes in a Redskins defense allowing over 29 points per game on over 400 yards per games.

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  1. LOSER>>Patriots 23 – SEAHAWKS 24>>(Sports Network) – Russell Wilson threw for a career-best 293 yards, and fired the game-winning touchdown to Sidney Rice with just over one minute left in regulation, sending the Seattle Seahawks over the New England Patriots, 24-23, in a Week 6 matchup. Wilson ended 16-of-27 with three scores for the Seahawks (4-2), who beat their Sunday foes for the first time since 1993 and have taken four of their last five since a season-opening loss at Arizona. Rice totaled 81 yards on three receptions, as Marshawn Lynch was held to 41 yards on 15 carries as Seattle pulled into a three-way tie atop the NFC West standings after wins by San Francisco and the Cardinals. Tom Brady threw the football a career-high 58 times, completing 36 for 395 yards, a pair of touchdowns with two interceptions for the Patriots (3-3), whose two-game win streak was halted. Wes Welker led all receivers with 138 yards and a TD on 10 catches, while Aaron Hernandez also posted a touchdown reception in defeat.>>

    LOSER>>Vikings 26-REDSKINS 38>>(Sports Network) – Robert Griffin III showed no ill effects of a concussion as he rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries and threw for one more, leading the Washington Redskins to a 38-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field. Griffin, who suffered the head injury in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5, completed 17-of-22 passes for 182 yards as the Redskins (3-3) snapped an eight-game home losing streak. Griffin, the No.2 overall draft selection in 2012 and reigning Heisman Trophy winner, left last week’s game in the third quarter, but was listed as questionable after participating fully in practice on Friday. Alfred Morris ran for 47 yards and a score on 16 carries and Darrel Young caught a touchdown pass in the triumph. Christian Ponder threw for 352 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on 35-of-52 passing, and Percy Harvin had a big day through the air, catching 11 balls for 133 yards for the Vikings (4-2), who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

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